Breast Lift in Ludhiana & Chandigarh, Punjab

A woman’s body is well defined by its contours. Breast shape and breast position are the primary factors indicative of good looks. A droopy, sagging breast makes you feel uncomfortable and conscious. Let the advanced sciences and surgery help you resurrect, enhance or lift the breast. The process of breast lift is technically known as Mastopexy. It involves uplifting sagging breasts and redefining the youthfulness in the appearance of breasts. The surgeon raises and repositions the breast to give them a fuller and firm look.

Well-contoured, well-positioned and proportionate breasts make you appear fuller and smarter. The surgical process of breast lift aims at enhancing the patient’s confidence and enhances the personality. Following are the reasons which necessitate the breast lift surgery:

i. Gravity

ii. Age and body dynamics

iii. Pregnancy

iv. Breast feeding

v. Dramatic Weight Loss

Breast Lift

While the age and gravity make the breasts droopy, pregnancy and breast feeding make a phenomenal change in the breasts and sometimes make the nipple and areolas pointing downwards. This makes you appear dull (especially if you wish to wear well-fitted shirts or dresses). The best motivation is that you can flaunt your body in your favorite outfit and feel confident about it !

Even if you are happy with the size of the breasts but apprehensive about the droopy nipples and areolas, breast lift comes to your rescue. To get rid of the issue of sagging and droopy breasts, the breast surgery is performed by expert cosmetic surgeons after a lot of introspection and consultation.

Self-Test

An easy self-test that you can do yourself is to put a pencil under the crease of your breast. If it stays there without support, breast lift is the right cure for you and you will definitely benefit from this surgical intervention.

Some Quick Facts

Duration of the Surgery : The surgery lasts for 2-3 hours

Anesthesia : The surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia.

Length of Stay : Breast lift is usually an outpatient surgery but in some cases the patients might have to stay overnight.

Breast Lift And The Size Of The Breasts

Breast lift impacts the position of the breast and doesn’t affect the size of the breasts. However, there are two separate surgical processes called Breast Augmentation (also called augmentation mastopexy) which enhances the breast size or Breast Reduction (also known as reduction mastopexy) which minimizes the breast size. These surgeries aim at reviving the desired breast size and breast lift can be performed in conjunction with these interventions. Either of these surgeries can be done along with breast lift to get the desired cup size and position of the breasts.

Pre-Breast Lift

You need to consult your cosmetic surgeon before considering a breast lift. The surgeon shall assess you and take note of your medical history along with your expectations. The implications and complications of the surgery will be duly discussed and the surgeon will apprise you of the precautions you need to take care of after the surgery.

Be specific about your expectations and what bothers you particularly about your breasts.

During The Breast Lift

It isn’t a very complicated procedure if approached correctly. The position of the nipples and areolas are marked, anesthesia is administered and the surgery is done. The surgeon will remove extra flaccid skin and lift up the breast tissue to the proper location.

1. The surgeon will first mark the position of the nipples at its raised best while you are standing.

2. Anesthesia helps to relax and relieve pain. In general anesthesia you tend to sleep during the surgery.

3. The surgeon then makes an incision around the areola. The cut can be extended down the front of the breast from bottom of the areola to the crease.

4. Extra skin is then removed so that the breasts can appear firmer and protruding at the front.

5. With the help of stitches and skin adhesives, the incisions are then closed. These incisions are made at places where they aren’t usually visible.

Breast lift can be accompanied by breast augmentation or reduction surgeries. The aim of all the procedures is to give you the desired breast fullness, volume and position.

Post-Breast Lift

Following are some points which you need to take note of post the surgery:

1. Pain medications might be needed. Wear the bra or the support dressing as recommended by the surgeon.

2. You can resume work within 7-10 days. A week-off from work would suffice for recovery.

3. Follow the medications and diet as specified by the surgeon.

4. Stay-off from smoking. Smoking can cause wound-healing delays.

5. Avoid heavy lifting for at least a month and a half for recovery to be undeterred.

With these precautions, the healing and recovery will be faster. You need to adhere to the specifications prescribed by the surgeon.

Repeat Breast-lift: Some women might need a repeat breast lift as a part of the ‘touch-up’ procedure to improve the minor defaults and further enhance the overall appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What can I expect post breast lift?

An ideal breast lift aims at natural and proportionate body contours. The breasts should aesthetically match the body anatomy and the desires of the patient. This can be achieved with meticulous and careful incisions by the cosmetic surgeon.

You can expect the following changes after a breast lift intervention:

  • Readjustment of the position of the breasts
  • Correct the droopy look of the breasts
  • Position the breasts higher up at the chest, pointing upwards
  • Correct the position of nipples and areolas, making the nipples perkier
  • Boost the self-confidence of the patient and make her look younger

2. Am I the right candidate for breast lift?

To determine if you are the right candidate for breast lift, following are the most preferable conditions:

  • An overall good health
  • Non-Smoker (Smoking affects the ability to heal)
  • Not pregnant or not planning a family soon
  • Not breast feeding
  • Realistic expectations from the surgery

Breast lift and Pregnancy

Breast lift isn’t for everyone and it is advisable to hold the procedure till you are free from delivery and breast feeding. During pregnancy the breast stretches and the desired results cannot be retained. Also, the production of the milk is hampered in case of breast lift. Hence it is better to wait for the breast lift surgery till the phases of breast feed and pregnancy are gone.

Following are a few symptoms to watch for to understand if you need a breast lift:

  • Nipples and areolas point downwards or are positioned low on the breasts, falling below the breast creases
  • Factors like age, gravity, sudden or excessive weight loss have loosened the firmness of breasts
  • Mastectomy done earlier calls for breast alignment
  • Tubular, downward sloping and elongated breasts
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Areolae stretched out of proportion of breasts

These changes can easily be catered to in a breast lift surgery making you look smarter with an erect body posture and firmly pointed breasts.

3. What are the complications and risks associated with breast lift surgery?

Risks are very unlikely if the surgery is done by an adroit surgeon. However, one must be careful of the following minor complications:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection, if any
  • Minor Scarring
  • Loss of sensation in nipples
  • Anesthesia side-effects
  • Blood clots
  • Thick or painful scars

Check for the credentials and efficiency of the surgeon before getting the surgery done. Any surgeon who has expertise and experience keeps patient safety at prior importance and makes sure the risks are minimal.

4. What are the types of breast lift surgeries?

Breast lift is not one-size-fits-all procedure. There are majorly four types of breast surgeries which determine the position and the length of the incision and scars. An in-depth consultation with the surgeon, lift of the volume desired, results of evaluation of anatomy, the existing position of nipples and areola and the skin elasticity are the factors which determine the type of surgery needed.

The length and of incisions and scars will be at different placesin each surgery but none of them will be prominently visible. Following are the types of breast lift interventions:

i. Anchor Breast Lift

This surgery allows the correction of the most extreme sagging and droopy breasts. The breast is reshaped after removal of excessive fat and tissues. The incision is placed in the shape of an anchor, hence the name. This is also known as ‘inverted-T lift’ and gives a dramatic reshape to sagging breasts. Three incisions are made which are as follows:

  • Horizontal incision around the breast crease
  • Vertical incision running from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold
  • Incision is also made around the outer edge of the areola

The cut looks like an anchor and excessive fat is removed to give firm and well-positioned breasts.

ii. Lollipop Breast Lift

Women with moderate breast sagging are recommended the vertical breast lift, also known as Vertical Mastopexy. This follows moderate to large correction of sagging. The shape of the incision resembles that of a lollipop. Following two incisions are made:

  • Circular incision around the outside edge of the areola
  • Vertical incision made from the bottom of the areola down to the natural breast crease (inframammary fold)

This surgery enables a great extent of lifting to correct majorly drooping breasts.

iii. Doughnut breast Lift

This is also termed as Peri-Areolar breast lift. Women with milder sagging who can be benefitted from subtle lifting are suggested this lift. The surgeon makes one circular incision around the outer edge of the areola. A doughnut shaped tissue is removed from around the breast areola and the remaining tissue is attached to the areola.

This surgery can help women who need minor breast lift and perkiness.

iv. Crescent Breast Lift

This surgery is recommended for women who need minimal uplift as thy have mildly sagging breasts. Just one incision that runs halfway along the top outer edge of the areola is made. The scar is practically invisible because it is usually latent behind the naturally dark areola. A small amount of tissue in the shape of a crescent is removed from the areola which corrects the minor sagging and the nipple is repositioned. This intervention aims at nipple lift.

5. How can you choose the Right surgeon for the Breast Lift surgery?

The choice of an expert cosmetic surgeon and the best breast clinic is of paramount importance as they determine the risk factors and the desired results of the intervention. An adroit surgeon will aim at maximum results with minimal or zilch risk.

Following are the factors you should consider which will help you choose the best cosmetic surgeon for breast lift:

  • The education credentials, qualifications, certificates and accreditations all make a huge impact. The surgeon should be well-qualified and associated with the society of plastic surgeons.
  • The number of breast surgeries performed and the number of years of experience as a cosmetic surgeon count.
  • Surgeon’s reputation and word of mouth feedback from previous clients give an insight into the surgeon’s efficiency.
  • The surgeon’s mannerism and patience should make you comfortable. You should be satisfied with all your queries.

Dr. Prerna Mittal is the best cosmetic surgeon of Punjab. She is the best Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction and Breast lift surgery expert. Having performed innumerable successful breast lift surgeries, testimonials speak volumes about her persona and skill. The dexterity with which she performs the surgery, the patience with which she answers the clients and the manner in which her charming aura makes the patient comfortable is outstanding. The patient safety is of utmost importance to her and she genuinely guides her patients with the implications and needs of the surgeries.

Feel free to contact her for any queries or consultation.

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